An invitation to soul friendship.

About Anam Cara

Welcome! My name is Tara Owens, and as the executive director of Anam Cara Ministries, I’m delighted that you are here. Our vision for Anam Cara is to provide a place dedicated to the practice of soul friendship, coming alongside one another in order to facilitate healing, wholeness, holiness, and spiritual formation.

Slowing Down

A few things we think are worth experiencing with intentionality and without haste:
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    We have all experienced trauma this year. Here are some practices, reminders, and gentle exhortations that are important to soul health.

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    On November 1, we recognize that we have inherited a great legacy in the lives of those who have lived faithfully and well before us. We humbly admit that we cannot go it alone. And we gratefully give thanks that God never meant us to.

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    Topics Explored: Spiritual Direction, FAQs, How To Interview A Director

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Upcoming Events

A few of the upcoming events we’re especially excited about:
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Retreat in Daily Life

This week-long session gives you the opportunity to experience a contemplative retreat with daily spiritual direction, without traveling to a retreat center and leaving your daily routine.

You will be taught different prayer styles and forms, provided with Scripture to use in prayer, and given a daily session with a spiritual director. The spiritual direction that you will receive is not counseling, but is similar in that it takes place during a one-on-one conversation, and does often result in healing. Spiritual direction is about listening to our inner movements as we read, reflect and meditate on Scripture. It is about the ancient art of spiritual listening, one to another. For centuries men and women, both lay and ordained, have been recognized as having a specific calling to help others draw closer to God. They are gifted in the movement of the Spirit and helping us discern where God is present and working in our lives. A group of spiritual directors will guide us through this retreat. They come from a variety of denominations, each with the call to spiritual direction.

November 29-December 5, 2020

Online

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Praise Petals Retreat: A Creative Practice for Giving Thanks

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

This two hour retreat invites you to remember and savor the many good gifts of your life through the creation of a praise petals bouquet. This prayer piece will be a visual reminder of these graces as you enter the Thanksgiving season.
While so much in the world seems to be going wrong, we still have a God who is generous towards us. Reflecting on His goodness we are reminded not only of what has been given, but what is gift to us right now.
The retreat incorporates a communal time of quiet reflection, retreat prompts to guide your time, and space for silence and contemplation.

All creative contemplation materials are included. Coffee, tea and water will be available. Each retreat is limited to 6 people.

November 13 & 14, 2020 9:30am-11:30am MST

Highlands Ranch, CO

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Lectio Divina – Soul Care Institute

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All Souls Church of Boulder Scripture Circle-Open (Email)

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Mihevc Women’s Scripture Circle (Open & In Person)

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Central Coast California Scripture Circle-Open

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Office Hours

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Kutsu Companions Soul Care Online Retreat

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